Running a DD-WRT VM in Virtualbox 🌱

  1. Download Oracle Virtualbox Download
  2. Download DD-WRT x86 Image Download
  3. Install Oracle Virtualbox
  4. Convert DD-WRT x86 Image to VDI
    # change directory to virtualbox installation
    cd %programfiles%\Oracle\Virtualbox
    # run vboxmanage to convert the raw image to .vdi
    vboxmanage.exe convertdd "c:\users\i12bretro\downloads\dd-wrt_public_vga.image" "c:\users\i12bretro\downloads\dd-wrt.vdi"
  5. Resize the VDI File
    # resize the vdi to 256MB
    vboxmanage.exe modifyhd --resize 256 "c:\users\i12bretro\downloads\dd-wrt.vdi"
  6. Launch Virtualbox
  7. Create a New VM by selecting Machine > New

    Name: DD-WRT
    Machine Folder: C:\VMs
    Type: Linux
    Version: Other Linux (32-bit)
    Memory Size: 256 MB
    Hard disk: Do not add a virtual hard disk

  8. Click Create
  9. Copy the dd-wrt.vdi file from downloads into C:\VMs\DD-WRT
  10. Select the VM and Click Settings
  11. Select Storage
  12. Click Add Storage Attachment > Add Hard Disk > Choose existing disk
  13. Click Add and browse to C:\VMs\DD-WRT\dd-wrt.vdi
  14. Click OK
  15. Select Network
  16. Set Attached to: Bridge Adapter
  17. Make sure the DD-WRT VM is selected and click Start > Normal
  18. Wait for the text to stop scrolling and press Enter
  19. Login with root/admin
  20. Set the IP address to something in your current subnet so you can reach it
    ifconfig br0 192.168.0.227
  21. Launch your web browser of choice and access the DD-WRT web UI with the IP address in the previous step